WINNIPEG, MB – Pending final review, the Winnipeg Goldeyes have been granted permission to return to Shaw Park beginning August 3rd.
The Goldeyes’ official 2021 home opener is set for Tuesday, August 3rd, and a total of 20 regular season home games at Shaw Park have now been added to the remaining schedule. August 3rd will mark the Goldeyes’ first game in their home park since September 2nd, 2019.
“The Winnipeg Goldeyes are ecstatic to finally return to home,” said Goldeyes’ owner Sam Katz. “We are grateful to the government and health authorities for allowing us a path to host games at Shaw Park. We are especially excited for our loyal fans that will finally be able to attend a Goldeyes game for the first time in almost two years.
“We are also very excited for our first- and second-year players who will have the opportunity to enjoy our great city and the true Goldeyes’ experience,” added Katz. “We want to express our sincerest gratitude to the Jackson Generals’ staff and the citizens of Jackson, Tennessee for their incredible hospitality and support throughout this season.”
All Winnipeg Goldeyes players and coaches, as well as players and coaches from visiting teams will be fully vaccinated (at least two weeks since receiving their second dose) upon their entry into Canada. Hub protocols will also be in place for both teams.
The Goldeyes have received permission to operate Shaw Park at 100 percent capacity. All fans in attendance will be required to be fully vaccinated. Youth fans under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult at a 1-to-1 ratio and are required to wear a mask.
Mask requirements will be in effect for all indoor spaces at Shaw Park, including the box office, washrooms, and merchandise store. Masks are encouraged to be worn on the concourse and in the seating bowl.
Two adjustments have been made to the Jackson-based schedule that was announced back in May. Monday, August 23rd versus Kane County has been moved to Friday, August 20th. August 23rd is now a scheduled day off. The double header on Saturday, September 4th versus Fargo-Moorhead has been separated with a single game now scheduled on Friday, September 3rd.
First pitch times Monday through Friday have been changed to 6:30 p.m. Saturday (6:00 p.m.) and Sunday (1:00 p.m.) start times remain the same as previous seasons. The Goldeyes will host two weekday afternoon games on Thursday, August 5th and Thursday, August 19th. Both afternoon contests begin at 12:00 p.m. The August 21st double header versus Kane County begins at 5:00 p.m.
In the coming days, the Winnipeg Goldeyes will contact Season Ticket and Mini Pack holders with ticket options for the remainder of the 2021 season, and will be given first priority on seat selection.
Individual tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 27th at 9:00 a.m.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.
For more information about the Winnipeg Goldeyes’ 2021 remaining schedule, as well as the Goldeyes’ comprehensive COVID-19 readiness plan, visit www.goldeyes.com